Lily Janiak’s theater picks, June 17

Young Jean Lee’s “Straight White Men” will be at Marin Theatre before its Broadway debut. Photo: Blaine Davis


Photo: Blaine Davis


Young Jean Lee’s “Straight White Men” will be at Marin Theatre before its Broadway debut.

LILY JANIAK’S THEATER PICKS

“Flyin’ West”: As part of One Play One Day, in which 45 organizations all over the country stage a reading of the same script, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre mounts a reading of Pearl Cleage’s play about four black women pioneers who settle in Kansas on the promise of the Homestead Act. 7 p.m. Monday, June 18. $25. African American Art & Culture Complex, Buriel Clay Theatre, 862 Fulton St., S.F. 415-474-8800. www.lhtsf.org


Pint-Sized Plays: The Gang’s All Queer: The beer-themed series of shorts has a special edition for Pride, with all LGBTQ writers, drag interludes and drink specials. 8 p.m. Monday, June 18. Pay-what-you-can. PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F. www.pianofight.com

“Field, Awakening”: Golden Thread’s annual New Threads series continues with a reading of Melis Aker’s play about four friends reuniting on an Istanbul soccer field on the eve of Turkey’s attempted coup in 2016. 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. Free. Brava Theater Center, 2481 24th St., S.F. www.goldenthread.org

“Straight White Men”: Marin Theatre Company stages Young Jean Lee’s daring investigation of white male privilege right before it opens on Broadway, the first time the Great White Way will produce a script by an Asian American woman. 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, June 19-22; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Through July 8. $22-$60. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. 415-388-5208. www.marintheatre.org

“Champagne”: The collective 6NewPlays, which circumvents the institutional model by making producers out of its playwrights, premieres Barry Eitel’s play about a Pacific Heights startup party that goes horribly wrong. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, June 21-23. Through July 15. $20. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F. www.6newplays.com

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